Song of the Week: September
Hello, dedicated readers. This is a very belated update on some of the songs I had on repeat in September. Hope you enjoy them half as much as I did.
Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky
Paolo Nutini is one of those artists I keep wanting to dismiss. I don’t know why. It’s totally illogical but there’s just something that keeps me on the fence, so to speak. However, every time I go to write him off, he comes out with another album full of catchy gems. Iron Sky is one of the standouts from his third and latest album Caustic Love, which was released in April, but I didn’t properly listen to it until September. I highly recommend it.
Kurt Vile – Goldtone
Kurt Vile is another artist I cottoned on to far too late. Formerly from the War on Drugs (the band who incurred Mark Kozelek’s wrath over sound bleed issues at a festival earlier this year), who themselves came out with a decent album earlier in the year, Kurt Vile specializes in mellow, sun-drenched tunes that appear in no hurry at all. Great for the start of summer, which should be just around the corner.
Arcade Fire – Afterlife (Flume Remix)
I’m sorry to say that I now classify Flume’s album firmly in the ‘overplayed’ category. It’s almost impossible to leave the house, whether to shop for shirts, enjoy Sunday brunch or enjoy a cheeky cider at a bar without hearing his infectious bass. It’s now pervasive. Having said all this, I’m thoroughly enjoying this remix he released recently of Arcade Fire’s Afterlife.
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James Yuill – This Sweet Love
My cousin first introduced me to James Yuill, a fairly obscure English producer. I haven’t had time to explore his back catalogue but I think this song, along with No Surprise, is great.
Below is a fantastic remix of This Sweet Love by Prins Thomas.